Forthcoming Events

On January, 18, 2018, on the initiative of the Markets, Culture & Ethics Research Center, the first Rome Conference on Forgiveness, took place. The Conference, in collaboration with the International Forgiveness Institute, the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, and the Relational Ontology Research, concerned the Virtue of Forgiveness Formation in Educational Programs to Promote Peace. Program
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the presentation of the book "Le opportunità del tempo. Angelo De Santi e la Scuola Superiore di Musica Sacr took place.  With the author, rev. prof. Ramón Saiz-Pardo, intervened Mons. Mº Vincenzo De Gregorio, Dean of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music and p. Jordi Agustí Piqué i Collado, OSB, Dean of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute. Invitation
Religion and Custom – European religion and its cultural and its cultural tradition” was the theme of the meeting which was held at the University in January, in which the delegation of the Chinese scholars belonging to various institutions, universities and research groups took part, among them the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). To welcome them were, the rector Luis Navarro and Bishop Juan Ingacio Arrieta, the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and the professor emeritus of the Faculty of Canon Law. The meeting was preceded by a photographic presentation, curated by Vittoria Tam, on the “History of Salvation” and its influence on the Christian art in various cultural areas of the
From the 9th January 2018 the course The Religious Traditions. History, Identity, Social Experiences take place, organized by the ISCOM Association, with the collaboration of the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The course intends to supply “a basic information on the structure of the main religious traditions that – as such – form the foundation of the different cultures, influencing the social formations, hierarchical structures, and political and economic lives of different countries”, explains the organizers.
On Friday, January 12, 2018, the School of Theology celebrated the Academic feast of the Patron Saint Thomas Aquinas. At 10.45 am, in the Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II", rev. prof. Antonio Aranda, from the University of Navarra, held the lesson Fifty years from "Passionately Loving the World", the homily that St. Josemaría Escrivá held in the campus of the same spanish university.
On Thursday, January 11, 2018, the School of Canon Law celebrated the Academic Fest of the Patron Saint Raymond of Penyafort. At 11 am, in the Álvaro del Portillo Hall, prof. Javier Ferrer Ortiz, from the University of Zaragoza, held the lesson Civil efficacy of canonical marriage in a secularized society.
"God, who is in love with us, draws us to himself with his tenderness, by being born poor and frail in our midst, as one of us. He is born in Bethlehem, which means 'house of bread'. In this way, he seems to tell us that he is born as bread for us; he enters our life to give us his life; he comes into our world to give us his love.". (Pope Francis, homily, Decembre, 24, 2016) The Rector and the academic community of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross formulate wishes for a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018.
Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei and Grand Chancellor of the University, celebrated Mass on the first anniversary of the death of Msgr. Javier Echevarría, who was our Grand Chancellor from 1994 to 12 December 2016. Text of the Homily of Msgr. Ocáriz  
On Monday, December 4, 2017 (15h30, Álvaro del Portillo Hall) was held the presentation of the book Tercer Concilio Limense (1583-1591), the work of profs Luis Martínez Ferrer (curator) and José Luis Gutiérrez (translator).  The presentation, organized in collaboration with the embassy of Perù at the Holy See, was presided the Archbishop of Lima e Primate of Perù, Card. Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne. The book is published by San Pablo Publishers, from the Faculty of Pontifical and Civil Theology of Lima and from our university.


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